Vijay Pattni03 February 2011

Lexus to showcase tuned CT200h

Heavily modified premium hybrid hatch built for upcoming Chicago motor show

Lexus CT200h

Lexus has announced an ‘aggressive' version of its CT200h hatch to showcase at the upcoming Chicago motor show.

Tuned by Five Axis, the custom CT gets a widebody conversion, lowered TEIN Flex coilover suspension, custom 19-inch FIVE:AD forged wheels, a suede interior, touch-screen centre console, Stoptech big brake conversion and the unfortunately titled ‘Dark Passage' green paint. Seriously. ‘Dark Passage'.

See pics of the tuned Lexus, and, erm, Kylie

Reckon the CT200h needed modifying? After all, it is a sub-100g/km CO2 motor set on caressing the tortured carcass of mother nature, albeit with a gluey steering feel and crashy ride, as we found out to our detriment when we had a go.

The Chicago show kicks off on 11 February, and sitting astride the tuned CT will be Lexus' other tuned motors that debuted at last year's SEMA show.

SEMA show 2010: gallery

In other news, Kylie Minogue has been selected to support the launch of the CT200h, and will appear in telly and print adverts. They've issued a picture, which you might like to view. Spuriously, we've also attached a pic of when Kylie endorsed the StreetKa. Just because.

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